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BG Birkett Davenport Fry
Birth: Jun. 24, 1822
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1891
Henrico County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was born in Kanawha County, Virginia. Educated at the Virginia Military Institute and Washington College, he entered West Point, from which he was dismissed for failure in mathematics. He then studied law, fought as a 1st Lieutenant in the Mexican War, emigrated to California, and was in cotton manufacturing in Alabama. With the beginning of the war, he was appointed Colonel of the 13th Alabama. Transferred to Virginia, he led his regiment at Seven Pines, where he suffered his first wound. At Antietam his arm was shattered, and at Chancellorsville, after assuming command of Brigadier General James J. Archer's brigade, he suffered his third wound. On July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, he again succeeded Archer to command of the brigade after Archer's capture. Two days later, he led the brigade in Pickett's Charge, falling into Federal hands with his fourth wound. By a special exchange nine months later, he returned to military service. Appointed Brigadier General on May 24, 1864, he commanded two brigades at Cold Harbor and saw action during the early stages of the Petersburg Campaign. Transferred south, he commanded a military district in South Carolina and Georgia, with headquarters in Augusta, until the end of the war. Choosing not to stay in the reunited country, he emigrated to Cuba until 1868, when he returned to the United States, engaging in a successful cotton-milling and manufacturing business in Alabama and Florida. He later would die in Richmond, Virginia. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
Family links: 
  Eliza Rootes Thompson Fry (1794 - 1885)
  Martha Augusta Micou Fry (1823 - 1878)*
  Cornelia Fry Bacon (1817 - 1888)*
  Francis Thornton Fry (1819 - 1904)*
  Birkett Davenport Fry (1822 - 1891)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Lot 6, Square 32, Survey 3
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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